Category Archives: Breakaway from Cancer

October in Maine: crisp air, autumn leaves–and the Dempsey Challenge!

Last weekend was a great weekend to be outside and enjoy autumn weather—especially in Lewiston, Maine, where the Cancer Support Community and three other nonprofits represented Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer initiative. To raise vital funds for a local organization called … Continue reading

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Working together to make sure no one faces cancer alone

The Breakaway from Cancer partnership is all about working together as a team to help people find the vital resources they need before, during and after their cancer journey. Over the past week, the Cancer Support Community, the Prevent Cancer … Continue reading

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Cyclists turn up the heat in southern California

It’s been a hot first couple of days in southern California, and I’m not just talking about the weather! The Amgen Tour of California kicked off Sunday in Escondido, a city just north of San Diego. Professional cyclist Lieuwe Westra … Continue reading

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Gearing up for the 2013 Amgen Tour of California

Breakaway from Cancer is a national initiative to increase awareness of important resources available to people affected by cancer—from prevention through survivorship. Founded in 2005, it is a partnership between Amgen and four cancer-related nonprofits: Cancer Support Community, Prevent Cancer … Continue reading

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Raising awareness at the Dempsey Challenge

CSC spent the weekend in Maine for the Dempsey Challenge, a race and cycling event to benefit the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing. The weekend was a huge success for the center, with over 4,294 participants in … Continue reading

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